Probiotics are live bacteria that naturally occur in certain foods–from fermented vegetables such as sauerkraut to live-cultured yogurt.
The word probiotic means “for life” or “promoting life.” We usually think of bacteria as something that causes diseases.
But your body is full of bacteria, both good and bad. Probiotics are often called “good” or “helpful” bacteria because they help keep your gut healthy.
They’re also added to some high-end dark chocolates and available as supplements.
Jesus said to His disciples “Suppose you have a friend, and you go to him at midnight and say, ‘Friend, lend me three loaves of bread; a friend of mine on a journey has come to me, and I have no food to offer him.’ And suppose the one inside answers, ‘Don’t bother me. The door is already locked, and my children and I are in bed. I can’t get up and give you anything.’ I tell you, even though he will not get up and give you the bread because of friendship, yet because of your shameless audacity he will surely get up and give you as much as you need. (Luke 11:5-8 NIV)
Shameless audacity: the willingness to take bold risks. Jesus has quietly tucked into this passage a powerful kingdom principle that we can apply today.
Exercise of the Week: When you make a petition to God, don’t give up. Be relentless.